Appias libythea olferna or the striped albatross is a familiar butterfly in gardens, villages and along roadsides. It is common in the lowland but is absent in the jungle and highlands. The males have white wings with black dentate borders while the females are darker with brown-black markings.
NIKON D200, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, 1/180 sec, F/6.7, ISO 100
A male Appias libythea feeding on Lantana camara, Klang, Malaysia
NIKON Coolpix E5700, 44.7 mm, 1/117 sec, F/4, ISO 100
A male Appias libythea resting on Lantana camara, Semenyih, Malaysia
NIKON D800, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, 1/250 sec, F/16, ISO 200, SB600 flash
A female Appias libythea resting on selaginela, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
NIKON D300, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, 1/60 sec, F/16, ISO 200, SB600 flash
Appias libythea mating, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
An Appias libythea larva feeding on Cleome ciliata.